CCM's Teen Brain Series, Session #2 (March 20th)

Parents and Community Members - Be our guest!

Join us Wednesday, March 20th at 7:15 pm in person

"Cultivating Purpose in Adolescents"

*Made possible by a generous grant from Scientists in Synagogues

More about the event:

Professor Kendall Cotton Bronk, Ph.D., will lead us through a discussion, some activities, and a question and answer session about her findings around the "Science of Purpose." Together we will learn specific ways to cultivate purpose in our teens, understand how purpose can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life, and hear about the grandfather of the science of purpose - Holocaust survivor, Viktor Frankl. After Professor Bronk's talk, we will take a break to enjoy wine and snacks together. The evening will conclude with a panel with other scientists in our community about the intersection of Judaism and science.

(Note: The older teens in our community will also get a chance to learn with Professor Bronk.)

Join us Wednesday, March 20th at 7:15 pm for this night of learning with other adults and a chance to experience the magic of Midrasha. Open to any community members, parents, alumni, or educators who want to join!

About speaker, Kendall Cotton Bronk, Ph.D., is the Principal Investigator for the Adolescent Moral Development Lab and a Professor of Psychology in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Claremont Graduate University. She is a developmental scientist interested in studying and promoting positive youth development and the moral growth of young people. Along with studying character strengths, including humility, gratitude, hope, and patience, she has most commonly investigated young people’s purposes in life.

Her research has explored the relationship between purpose and healthy growth, the ways young people discover purpose, and the developmental trajectory of youth with strong commitments to various purposes in life. Her work has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the Templeton Religion Trust, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Fulbright Foundation.


When: Wednesday, March 20th at 7:15 pm 

Where: Walnut Creek

Who: CCM Parents, Donors, Alumni, Educators or others who want a night of learning!

What: Enjoy a Midrasha-style evening of learning with other adults from the community, with a focus on the Teen Brain.

Cost: The event is free, underwritten by a grant from Scientists in Synagogues, but a donation is always appreciated! 

How to register: Click the "RSVP" button below first to let us know you will be coming. If you are also moved to donate, click next on the "Make a Donation" button to pick your level. If you can't donate today, just click on "go to cart" to finish your registration.

Mark your calendars for our next "Teen Brain" workshop on later this Spring!

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Reach out to CCM's Director, Devra at [email protected].

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